The stage is set for the first Binga Ete Memorial Football Tournament (BEMFT), 2016, which will kick-start at Aalo general ground from October 7.

The tournament being organized by West Siang district sports association (DSA) is being sponsored by Science & Technology secretary, Gaken Ete, in memory of his father.

Seventeen teams from across the district will slug it out for glory.

We are making all efforts to make the event a grand success, said DSA secretary Karik Lollen.

He expressed hope that the teams would play competitive football over the next twenty days, so that the profile of the tournament is further raised.

The winner will take home a cash prize of Rs 1.25 lakhs and a trophy while the runner-up purse is Rs 75,000, informed Lollen.

He said there are also individual prizes of Rs 10,000 each for player of the tournament and highest scorer.

The fixture for the prestigious tournament has been drawn and the teams have been divided into four pools.

Last year’s DSA champion Jummi Combats FC Bene has been pitted against FC Tadin, Kugi Ao FC, Puakgumin FC and strong contender Kabu FC in pool A.

Gotu TK Darka, FC DPGC Kamki, Sipu FC and Memo United FC are placed in pool B.

Newcomers NEFTU FC, Kombo FC, SFS FC and Sora Bros FC are clubbed together in pool C while pool D comprises of MAE FC, Darka FC, Pakam FC and Ngomdir PH FC.

The inaugural match between Jummi Combats FC Bene against Tadin FC on Friday will set the tone for the tournament.

West Siang deputy commissioner Gamli Padu will attend the opening ceremony of the tournament.

The two semifinals would be held on October 24 and 25 while the final will be held on October 27.

Source: The Arunachal Times

Two officials from the Department of Agriculture, T D Neckom, Deputy Director of Agriculture (Dev) and Idar Nyori, Agriculture Development Officer cum Assistant State Nodal Officer (Oil Palm) have been nominated for representation in the official Indian delegation to visit Malaysia to study and understand better Oil Palm production technologies.

The visit is being organized by the Union Ministry of Agriculture, Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation.

It may be mentioned here that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has embarked upon an ambitious mission on Oil Palm development and production programme in potential areas of the State.

Realizing the special circumstances regarding the cultivation, gestation, sustainability, production, harvesting, processing of Oil Palm and various other regulations for its production and processing, this visit to the leading Palm oil producer and exporter country in the world is expected to be a good opportunity to explore, understand advance technologies for the crop and help in programme planning which can be replicated in the State for the benefit and upliftment of the farming community, according to a departmental release.

Source: Arunachal Times

All Kra Daadi District Students’ Union (AKDDSU) has refuted receiving any invitation/communication from the ZPC office of Kra Daadi for the August 14 meeting to sort out the issues/demands of the union.

Terming the press statement of the ZPC, which appeared in this daily on August 21 issue, as misleading, false and an malafide intention to confuse the public, AKDDSU said it will go ahead with the proposed 12-hr bandh call on August 23.

Essential services like milk van, ambulance, drugs houses etc have been exempted from the purview of the bandh, according to an AKDDSU release.

Source: Arunachal Times

Nari Koyu block unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) with the help of Nari sub-divisional administration on Saturday conducted social service under its social welfare programme at Nari town in East Siang district, according to a press release.

About 50 union members (labour) cleaned the weeds and garbage scattered at market places, Community Health Centre and other government office premises in Nari township and also cleared the drains.

The union president John Ngupok, who supervised the social service, urged the township dwellers to keep the area clean. He also requested them to join their routine cleaning programme being conducted to mark the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mission.

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